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I have off-white stains/residue on the metal parts of my shower door. I've tried vinegar and all typse of bathroom cleaners. I cannot remove the stain. It's driving me nuts. Does anyone know what the stain is, where it came from, how to prevent it again and how to get rid of them? My first thought is it came from a cleaner I may have used for the shower stall, but I don't know. Please help me!

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White residue could be lime deposits from the minerals in your water,or corrosion if metal is aluminum. try CLR cleaner for lime deposits,use a piece of aluminum foil,'crunched' into a ball & dipped in water to remove corrosion,followed by polishing with an automotive type chrome/metal polish.

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